QPB) at a great rate, I have been taking books out from the library and purchasing books from the local used book store. I have also borrowed a few books from my sister and even bought a hardcover book (The Irresistible Henry House) which was our July book club selection.
The new thing is that when I have read about a book which interested me, on a blog or website, I have gone to my local library and put in a reservation on a returning copy. I really haven't done this before. So while I was reading David Guterson's "The Other", the copy of Anne Tyler's "Noah's Compass" came into the library. So I put aside the first book, read the second , then picked up the first book again and finished it. Then I started reading the other book I picked up from the library which was a book of wonderful short stories by Elizabeth Berg called "The Day I Ate Anything I Wanted". I read it in a day!
Then I zipped through "That Old Cape Magic" by Richard Russo. It was good but not as good as "Empire Falls." My sister loaned me "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese which I liked as soon as I started reading it, but 4 chapters in and I got the notice that "Mr. Peanut" by Adam Ross had come into the library. I had read on a number of sites that it is the big summer beach read on the East Coast - so I am giving it a go. I am not usually a reader of murder mysteries.
So I am interrupting "Stone" for "Peanut." Then, I went to Costco, and found Barbara Kingsolver's new book "The Lacuna" is out in paperback and I snatched it up! So I have that to look forward to, in addition to "Homer and Langley" by EL Doctrow.
Oh! And I am a big fan of Larry McMurtry. I read the third of the books about Duane, he was Jacy's boyfriend in "The Last Picture Show." Anyway, there have been 3 more books following him through his life in his small Texas Town, and "Rhino Ranch" was the final book. Now I want to go back and re-read all of them...when I have time.
Read anything good lately?
5 days ago